While jesters are off in far-off lands dancing and bartering for beads, I'm snuggling in at home and enjoying my own Mardi Gras indulgence. On tonight's menu: buckwheat pancakes and pure maple syrup.
I'm usually a buttermilk pancake and maple-FLAVORED syrup girl, but this is Fat Tuesday, after all. Sometimes you just gotta let loose. The verdict on my meal-time adventures for this week:
Pure Maple Syrup = 2 (sticky) thumbs up
Buckwheat Pancakes = Maybe I can barter the leftover mix for some beads
While I thought the whole wheat, no trans fat and high fiber would be a healthier alternative to the Fat-Tuesday fare, it turns out if you're going to do fat, you should just do fat. After pancakes that tasted a bit like cardboard (OK, maybe I could get used to them), I'm still craving a bit of fluffiness in my stacks.
The maple syrup, on the other hand, was quite the welcome adventure for my tongue. As a fan of maple sugar candies, I'm not sure why I've never given this condiment a try, but I'm glad to start now.
How crazy did you get for Mardi Gras this year?